Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Catalog: KM-A62.2
Obverse Designer: Robert B. Hughes
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.24 Grams
ASW: 0.0359oz
Melt Value: $0.71 (4/18/2014)
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1856 H10C PF obverse 1856 H10C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The collecting of United States coins accelerated in the mid 1850s, and it's likely that at least three dozen proofs were coined of the 1856 half dime. Not quite that many have survived, but this date is not a great rarity.

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Last Updated: 6/11/2013

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1856 H10C PF
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 2940 4220 5410 9090 16560 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 3200 4600 5800 9800 17900 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 25
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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9/26/2002 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2002 September Long Beach Signature Sale #300, 300/Lot# 6157 $11,500.00
5/30/2012 NGC PF 64   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 2492 $5,175.00
7/12/2012 NGC PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1172/Lot# 3345 $6,900.00
8/2/2012 NGC PF 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(4), 1173/Lot# 5079 $12,925.00
8/8/2013 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(1), 1188/Lot# 3472 $4,993.75
1/26/2014 PCGS PF 65   Cameo Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1048 $11,750.00
2/27/2014 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(2), 1203/Lot# 3802 $9,987.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1856 H10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base23722502263827792925307731573235328533183366339835213708433657716737806310012105141103311572
2415254726852827297531033183325132963334337634393583391748146093717987121017910687112120
000000318332513296333433763439358339174814609371798712101791068700
000000320932683307335033873480364541265292641576219362103461086000
1856 H10C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333348770596411101256148317812414345547346459232364289778330
3333333164559791101211581331158219922761388153091205129789547080
000000316455979110121158133115821992276138815309120512978900
000000332563287710611207140716812203310843075884176433634300
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